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Artificial Retina Could Help Clear Your Vision

Tue, 2013-01-22 14:06 -- llancaster

Scientists explore technology that could help restore sight.
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Jan 22 2013 - 2:00pm
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Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Shawn Kelly Develops Novel Technologies To Restore Vision

CMU scientist's artificial retina would restore functional vision in certain cases

The Institute for Complex Engineered Systems - Carnegie Mellon

Shawn Kelly, Ph.D.

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  1. Retina - the back wall of the eye made up of light-sensitive cone cells that convert light into electrical signals.
  2. Macular Degeneration - a condition in which the retina is damaged causing vision loss in the center of the patient’s field of vision.
  3. Electronic implant - a device made up of electrodes that sends electric signals to the nerves in the retina which eventually travel to the brain.

 

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